The 2016-18 Big South Conference Baseball Championships are coming to Lexington County.
The Lexington County Baseball Stadium will serve as the host for the eight-team, double-elimination tournament that will determine the Big South’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.
The 2016 event will be played May 24-28. Lexington County is the first neutral site to host the Big South Baseball Championship. The championship game on Saturday, May 28, will be televised live on ESPNU.
The Big South Conference has a footprint of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, and includes Coastal Carolina and Winthrop.
The 2,573-seat Lexington County Baseball Stadium opened in May of 2015 and is home to the Lexington County Blowfish, the 2015 Coastal Plain League Organization of the Year.
“When building the new Lexington County Baseball Stadium, our goal was to utilize this beautiful collegiate baseball park year-round by securing event opportunities like this tournament,” Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission Executive Director Randy Gibson said. “This will enable us to showcase Lexington County to visitors from all across the Southeast and the nation.”
Single-day tickets will be available for $10 and will grant access to all games held that day. Tournament books may be purchased for $50 and will grant access to all games. Advance tickets are on sale at the “Blowfish on Main” Store, 101 East Main Street, Lexington, S.C.
Two teams (Radford and Coastal Carolina) qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive year and eighth time in league history in 2015. The Chanticleers are nationally-ranked in four polls this year and feature preseason All-American Michael Paez.